I hope that title didn’t mislead you into thinking we would be talking about how I cope being a working mother, or how I cope being home alone all day, or how I cope with my children growing up in the blink of an eye. Nope, we are going to talk about a different type [...]
I love big boards and I cannot lie! Throughout our home we have nice 4″ baseboard, but I wanted something even chunkier for the basement. I love nice tall white baseboard.
I worried the cost would be extravagant, or I would have to combine a few pieces of molding to get the look I was [...]
Do you watch Design Star or the new white box challenge show? Well, we have our own ultimate white box challenge going on over here. Instead of about 100 sq feet of blank white…we have over a 1,000 sq feet!!! Not sure we will get as conceptual as they encourage on the show, but we [...]
Our guest bedroom would be considered large by most standards. It is 15’10″ long by 10’10″ wide. Should be no problem to fit whatever furniture we want in such a large space, right?
Unfortunately, wrong! Size is certainly not an issue in the room, but there are several other obstacles that are difficult to work [...]
We were presented with a bit of a challenge in the basement bathroom. We asked the builder to take out the linen closet in the bathroom floor plan, opting for a more open space. Unfortunately, there was a large plumbing pipe in the corner we had to work [...]
The drywall stage of our basement finishing project is the most exciting part of the project so far! I was very excited when the framing was complete, but that excitement pales in comparison to seeing drywall hung in our new space.
You start to get a hint of how the space is [...]
When undertaking any renovation, it is important to share your vision and ideas. The builder will provide recommendations and the know-how, but they don’t know how you want to live in your space. I have previously shared my opinion that builders don’t always know best. Identifying that early [...]
Once we settled on our ideal basement layout and finalized the bedroom and bathroom configuration, the framing plans were pretty straight-forward. One area we paid special attention too was the soffits. Basements routinely end up with lots of soffits and awkward [...]
Even though our basement was unfinished with only basic plumbing rough-ins, the builder had a layout plan in mind for the basement. Based on where the plumbing rough-ins were, we were able to determine the builder’s intent for how to finish the basement. The builder’s vision, or lack there of, would have resulted in this [...]
A basement project is big, so big it took us almost two years to get ready. We loved the potential of our walk-out basement when we bought our house. We were not financially ready to tackle the project right after buying the house, but the delay was a blessing in disguise.
We were able to [...]
The day has finally come..and gone actually. On Monday, our basement finishing project officially began. We have been working with a contractor to design the space since last fall, but just recently signed on the dotted line to start the work. The project literally started with a bit of ground-breaking. The first order of business [...]
There is an easy way to add a board and batten treatment without ripping out all your baseboards!
You really only have 3 options for dealing with the baseboards during a board and batten or wainscoting project:
Remove the existing baseboard and replace with a new “baseboard” the same thickness as the battens and usually [...]
I love pop-up shops. Okay, I have only been to one, but I loved it.
This past weekend hubby and I snuck off to Minneapolis sans kids to go to the SnowGRADE. It is a bi-annual, one day only, pop-up shop for men. It features local and only USA-made [...]
I have a thing for keys. I framed keys to include in my family room gallery wall. I love the architecture of keys. Each one is different, yet a key is a key. They can unlock doors or lock things up to keep them safe. Keys are [...]
In addition to my craft storage at the laundry room sink, I have two pretty shelves for extra storage. These two shelves are on the opposite side of the room and high up out of the kids reach. The top shelf is over 7 ft above the ground. You have [...]
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